A fantastic story emerged from the $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo Championship (Event 51) where David Singontiko won a gold WSOP bracelet and $268,235 in his first ever WSOP event. David has only just turned 21, and had been working throughout the early summer at his father´s mortgage company to fund his buy-in into the event (he had to get his dad to give him the week off as well!).
David overcame a field of 946 hopefuls to become a WSOP champion in front of a very supportive rail which included his mother – who had driven for four straight hours just to see him compete on the final table. The event also marked the passing of the $100 million milestone in respect of prize money that has been distributed through the 42nd World Series of Poker.
Top 10 from the WSOP 2011 $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better event:
1. David Singontiko (USA) – $268,235
2. Michael Yee (Canada) – $165,346
3. Jeffrey Gibralter (USA) – $107,148
4. Igor Sharaskin (Russia) – $78,413
5. Thomas Scarber (USA) – $58,235
6. Marco Oliveira (Brazil) – $43,830
7. Cliff Kettinger (USA) – $33,396
8. Robert Campbell (USA) – $25,746
9. John Reiss (USA) – $20,063
10. David Sands (USA) – $15,836